RELEASE BLITZ AND REVIEW: Love Another Day by Lexi Blake

 

A man born to protect

After a major loss, Brody Carter found a home with the London office of McKay-Taggart. A former soldier, he believes his job is to take the bullets and follow orders. He’s happy to take on the job of protecting Dr. Stephanie Gibson while the team uses her clinic in Sierra Leone to bring down an international criminal. What he never expected was that the young doctor would prove to be the woman of his dreams. She’s beautiful, smart, and reckless. Over and over he watches her risk her life to save others. One night of pure passion leads him to realize that he can’t risk his heart again. When the mission ends, Brody walks away, unwilling to lose another person he loves.

A woman driven to heal

Stephanie’s tragic past taught her to live for today. Everything she’s done in the last fifteen years has been to make up for her mistakes. Offering medical care in war-torn regions gives her the purpose she needs to carry on. When she meets her gorgeous Aussie protector, she knows she’s in too deep, but nothing can stop her from falling head over heels in love. But after one amazing night together, Brody walks away and never looks back. Stephanie is left behind…but not alone.

A secret that will change both their lives

A year later, Stephanie runs afoul of an evil mercenary who vows to kill her for failing to save his son. She runs to the only people she trusts, Liam and Avery O’Donnell. She hasn’t come alone and her secret will bring her former lover across the world to protect her. From Liberia to Dallas to Australia’s outback, Brody will do whatever it takes to protect Stephanie from the man who wants to kill her, but it might be her own personal demons that could destroy them both.

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Review

A woman with a death wish due to survivor’s guilt and a man who can’t be another way for her to hurt herself.

A doctor who uses her skills and training to help those in war torn cities and a body guard who vows to protect the innocent, unafraid to step in front of bullets for his job.

Stephanie Gibson and Brody Carter may not see themselves as worthy of one another, but it’s clear that they need each other more than anyone else, and even though they parted ways after their one night together, their lives are destined to intersect again, not only because of what they created, but also because Brody promises to be worthy of everything that Stephanie brings to his life as long as she can stop punishing herself for actions that everyone has put behind them but her.

Stephanie and Brody’s thoughts and actions are bound to frustrate readers because they seem to be the only ones who don’t seem to understand their worth. And while their behavior may cause readers to dislike them, in my opinion, Lexi Blake does a great job illustrating exactly why Stephanie and Brody feel the way they do and why their actions show two people lost in their own heads, unwilling to gain clarity because they don’t know how to see past what they’ve always thought about themselves and what they deserve. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to shake both of them numerous times throughout the story, but they’re the only people who can change their perspectives and they have to realize what they’d be giving up if they continue down the path they’re going – one that leads them away from those who love them and need them.

Stephanie and Brody make numerous mistakes throughout Love Another Day, some more costly than others, but all of their decisions illustrate just how self-destructive Stephanie is and just how skewed Brody’s sense of self worth has become. But with a new focus for both of them and an immense amount of support behind them, as long as they can weather the deadly situation they find themselves in, they’ll have time to work through their respective issues and find a way to make things right between them, offering them a second chance to be a part of something they both deserve.

Love Another Day’s story line is extremely complex – not only does its setting occur in multiple countries but the number of characters involved in the main plot line forces readers to ascertain who can be trusted and who has ulterior motives when it comes to helping Stephanie stay alive.

Despite the abundance of situations that simultaneously occur in the story, Stephanie and Brody’s tumultuous relationship and a resolution to the threat on her life remain central to everything that happens…all of the advice given to them…all of the steps taken to ensure Stephanie’s safety…all of the insight gained about why Stephanie’s the way she is…EVERYTHING that’s said and done work to move the story line forward and to gain a variety of perspectives on all that has happened and all that MUST happen so that Stephanie and Brody have a limitless amount of days to repair themselves and each other.

4.5 Poison Apples 

NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.

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